We are approaching a milestone here at Granny’s. Papa’s retirement date is set, and he will be
under my feet here at home helping me in the near future.
This is a good thing, he has always been a hard worker, and it is time for a little rest. Life in the slow lane, or something like that. We don’t have a huge list of plans or things to do, but I will be documenting at least some of them here. I am hoping that the garden will have fewer weeds, that the yard work will seem easier with two of us, and that we will be able to get to the zoo, and The Henry Ford more often. Also on the list, seeing our “little” grandchildren more often. Perhaps we can make a few games, concerts and other activities from now on.
Friends ask if we will be attending more bluegrass festivals and shows. In the past few years, we have attended between twenty and thirty events each year. I would think that we won’t increase that number much. We will have more relaxed trips, not having to “get back for work” in a hurry each time.
That’s about the WE, what about the HE? When we discussed what Papa would like to do, he thought it would be great to visit every local history museum in Michigan. That is a goal for an ambitious person! Seriously, we have visited many local museums and feel they are a wonderful resource, often reflecting the efforts of a very active historical society or other organization. Look for more on that goal as the days pass! Papa has been stocking up on supplies for the workshop, and thinking of displaying them at local craft shows. He may also expand his photography sideline some.
I have been thinking, it seems like just yesterday we married, but was almost forty-three years ago. It seems like yesterday we moved to the Detroit area, but that has been twenty-three years. It seems like yesterday that I
retired quit working, but it has been over ten years. I believe I will soon be looking back on this change and reflecting that it seems like just yesterday when I finally got to spend as much time with my husband as I always wanted to, but it has been ten years. Time does fly when you are having fun!